Monday, May. 09, 2011

Zuma Nesta Rock (Gwen Stefani)

It's every couple's right — celebrity or not — to keep family business private. But when you name your child Zuma Nesta Rock, speculation is obviously going to abound. While No Doubt lead singer Gwen Stefani and former Bush front man Gavin Rossdale haven't ever disclosed the origin of their son's name, the generally accepted (and completely lacking in any verifiable fact) explanation goes thusly:

• Zuma — possibly named after Zuma Beach in Malibu, where Rossdale reportedly had a moment of clarity that set him on the road to becoming a musician
• Nesta — the given name of Bob Marley, a natural inspiration for Stefani's reggae-inflected band
• Rock — too obvious!